Tag Archives: Crow Tribal Court

Federal Court Dismisses Challenge to Tribal Court Marriage Dissolution Proceeding [UPDATED]

Here are the materials in LaForge v. Gets Down (D. Mont.): 12 Morton Motion to Dismiss 21 Tribal Judges Motion to Dismiss 26 Order to Show Cause 27 Morton Response 28 Tribal Judges Response 29 LaForge Brief 30 Magistrate Report 31 … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Denies Fourth Amendment Challenge to Search on Crow Reservation

Here is the unpublished opinion in United States v. Littlebird. An excerpt: More importantly, significant intervening circumstances exist to sufficiently purge the taint of the illegal stop. First, prior to the interview, Littlebird was arraigned in the Crow Tribal Court and received … Continue reading

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PacificCorp v. Real Bird — No Tribal Court Jurisdiction

This case, out of the District of Montana, involves a trespass claim in Crow Tribal Court by Crow allottees regarding a transmission wire owned by PacificCorp. pacificorp-motion-for-summary-judgment real-bird-motion-to-dismiss magistrate-findings-and-recommentations order-adopting-findings-and-recommendations

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Part II of Billings Gazette Special Report on Tribal Sovereignty

From the Billings Gazette (Part I is here): Three days a week, a dozen or so defendants in criminal cases appear before a Crow Tribal Court judge. They could be charged with anything from a traffic violation to murder, and … Continue reading

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Stone v. Blackhawk — Tribal Court Exhaustion at Crow

Here is a simple tribal court exhaustion case arising out of a property dispute at Crow. stone-v-blackhawk-complaint magistrate-report and recommendation objection-to-report-and-recommendation dct-order-adopting-rr

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